K.A. Schmersal GmbH & Co. KG

Postfach 240263, 42232 Wuppertal
Möddinghofe 30, 42279 Wuppertal

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components 2017 hall map (Hall 18): stand D09

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components 2017 fairground map: Hall 18


Sylvia Blömker



Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Control technology
  • 03  Sensor technology

Sensor technology

  • 09  Complete automation systems for
  • 09.01  Food processing industry
  • 09  Complete automation systems for
  • 09.02  Packaging industry
  • 09  Complete automation systems for
  • 09.03  Pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry

Pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry

Our products

Product category: Control technology

Safety solutions for the packaging industry

The new safety installation systems from Schmersal fulfil the key requirements of Industry 4.0 / IIoT. They offer considerably more diagnostic information and extreme flexibility. A particular benefit is that different electronic safety switchgear systems, such as sensors and interlocks, can be mixed and connected in the relevant application. Especially with larger systems, different machine areas often need to be secured using different safety switches. The passive installation systems can also be fitted with an optional “Serial Diagnosis” (SD) interface for the transfer of non-secure data. Safety sensors and interlocks connected in series and fitted with an SD interface can transfer extensive diagnostics data via the SD gateway and a fieldbus to a controller, e.g. status data or error messages. This enables quick problem solving. Overall, the safety installation system allows simpler, more accurate and cost-effective installation of safety switchgear, especially for complex machines and systems.

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Product category: Food processing industry, Packaging industry

The complete range: hygiene-compliant safety technology

Schmersal developed the N-range specifically for hygiene-sensitive applications in the food and packaging industry and at interpack 2017, it will be showcasing the new innovations added to this extensive range of hygiene-compliant safety components. These include, for example, the new NK cross switches which have a hygiene-compliant design, making them perfect for the food-processing industry. They also have highs degree of protection: IP69K for the front plate and IP67 for the contact chamber. This means the devices are suitable for cleaning with strong jets of water or pressure washers.


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Company news




Apr 27, 2017

Safety services for machine manufacturers and operators

tec.nicum offers all machine manufacturers and machine operators product and manufacturer-neutral consultancy on all aspects of machine safety and supports them in ensuring their machines and workplaces are designed to comply with the relevant standards.

For machine safety, a whole array of standards and regulations have to be taken into consideration. This is a challenge, particularly for small and medium-sized companies. Here, an important aspect of tec.nicum’s performance spectrum is the tec.nicum academy: It offers a comprehensive programme providing details about directives and standards in general as well as in application-specific contexts.

Individual consultation regarding currently applicable legislation as well as the selection of protective equipment conforming with the relevant standards respectively is provided to machine manufacturers by tec.nicum consulting. Furthermore, experts from this segment perform safety-related inspections on existing machines and systems which become necessary, for example, when companies are taken over or sites are relocated. Even risk assessments that operators of machines have to carry out on a regular basis due to the latest amendment of the industrial safety regulations are included in the services offered by tec.nicum consulting. Manufacturers wishing to distribute new machines within the EU must provide evidence of CE conformity, expressed through the CE mark. The technical documentation required to do this as well as all other requisite preparations for EU declaration of conformity is likewise a service offered by tec.nicum consulting

The development of new and also the modification of existing machines and systems requires careful planning. tec.nicum engineering supports the client from the outset to develop the best possible design – even from the aspect of machine safety. Specialists in this segment accompany the whole process, from initial planning talks to the definition of requisite safety equipmentAnd to safety testing and inspection of the overall installation as well as the handover of the complete project documentation. The aim here is to create a safe working environment for all kinds of users and, at the same time, to achieve optimum productivity of the systems.

During the implementation of complex safety devices, special requirements of the respective area of industry must be taken into consideration. The experts at tec.nicum integration have built up extensive experience from projects in the packaging and food industry, automotive construction, paper manufacture, metal processing industry, chemicals and pharmaceuticals among many others. They install safety switchgear and sensors and, at the same time, take account of the demands on hygiene or explosive areas. Furthermore, they take responsibility for the configuration and assembly of optoelectronic safety products as well as parametrisation or programming of safety control systems. And, tec.nicum integration also carries out various measurements, among which are stopping time measurements as well as measurements prescribed within the scope of occupational safety on light intensity, noise, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and vibrations.

tec.nicum offers companies a global network of TÜV Rheinland-certified Functional Safety Engineers, so the services of the international tec.nicum organization can be accessed quickly and easily wherever the customer is.


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About us

Company details

The Schmersal Group

The owner-managed Schmersal Group employs 1750 people worldwide. For decades now, Schmersal products have focused on improving occupational safety, making the Schmersal Group one of the market leaders in this challenging field of work that excels through competence. The comprehensive Schmersal portfolio comprises more than 25,000 different safety relay products. Based on this, Schmersal employees conceive and develop complete systems and solutions for functional safety of machines.

Solutions for Machinery and Plant Engineering
The Schmersal Group’s customers include the global players in the field of machinery and plant engineering, as well as machine users. Schmersal’s expansive knowledge in the area of standard-compliant integration of safety technology in production processes benefits them all. In addition to that, the Schmersal Group also possess industry expertise in areas of application that require special expertise. For example: food production, packaging technology, machine tool building, lift technology, heavy industry and the automotive industry, to name just a few.
Safety Services
tec.nicum is the services division of the Schmersal Group. tec.nicum provides competent, objective and propriety-neutral advice on machine safety to both machine manufacturers and machine operators alike. The ‘tec.nicum’ offers companies a global consulting network in cooperation with the TÜV-certified Functional Safety Engineers. These companies can thus avail the services of the international tec.nicum organisation from wherever they are.

Presence in over 60 countries
The Schmersal Group has production plants at seven production sites: (Wuppertal, Wettenberg, Mühldorf a. Inn, Bergisch Gladbach/Germany; Boituva/ Brazil, Shanghai/ China, Ranjangaon/ India). Global sales & distribution and service are ensured by the presence of international subsidiaries and trade partners in over 60 countries.


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